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3:55 PM ET, November 18, 2008

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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Lieberman: Suck On That, Liberals!  —  digg it  —  Cillizza: … I hope this puts to rest the notion that this is all some master stroke of kumbayah, of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.  —  This is about telling you that you mean nothing.
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Washington Post:
Democrats Let Lieberman Keep Committee Chair  —  Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) easily won a vote to remain chairman of a key committee today and will stay in the Democratic caucus despite his high-profile criticism of President-elect Barack Obama and his support of Sen. John McCain during the presidential campaign.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
It's Official: Lieberman Keeps Homeland Security Chairmanship  —  Senator Harry Reid just spoke to reporters after the private caucus meeting with Dems over Joe Lieberman's fate, and he confirmed it: Lieberman will not be stripped of his Homeland Security chairmanship, because the “vast majority” …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Has there been too much bipartisanship or too little?  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  As Senate Democrats this morning prepare to reward Joe Lieberman with the powerful Chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee, the most commonly recited claim — both with regard to the Lieberman issue …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Lieberman Vote: What It Means and Why  —  This morning the Senate Democratic caucus will gather to decide the fate of renegade Sen. Joe Lieberman — a decision freighted with symbolism for the party as it prepares to assume full control of the levers of power in Washington.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Howard Dean Is Fine With Senate's Lieberman Decision, Suggests …
Discussion: Think Progress and Open Left
Michael Isikoff / Powering Up:
Obama's Attorney General  —  President-elect Obama has decided to tap Eric Holder as his attorney general, putting the veteran Washington lawyer in place to become the first African-American to head the Justice Department, according to two legal sources close to the presidential transition.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Cabinet post for Clinton roils Obamaland  —  Barack Obama's serious flirtation with his one-time rival, Hillary Clinton, over the post of secretary of State has been welcomed by everyone from Henry Kissinger to Bill Clinton as an effective, grand gesture by the president-elect.
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Washington Post:
Administration Protects Bush Appointees by Converting Positions to Career Civil Service Jobs  —  Political Positions Shifted To Career Civil Service Jobs  —  Just weeks before leaving office, the Interior Department's top lawyer has shifted half a dozen key deputies …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Zogby Engages in Apparent Push Polling for Right-Wing Website  —  The conservative website HowObamaGotElected.com reports that it has commissioned Zogby International to conduct a poll of 512 Barack Obama voters as part of what can best be described as a viral marketing effort to discredit the intelligence of Obama supporters.
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs  —  SAN DIEGO — Over the last two years, some of this city's darkest secrets have been dragged into the light — city officials with conflicts of interest and hidden pay raises, affordable housing that was not affordable, misleading crime statistics.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   The Future of the News  —  Very interesting New York Times article …
zombietime:
Victory in Iraq Day  —  We won.  The Iraq War is over.  —  I declare November 22, 2008 to be “Victory in Iraq Day.”  (Hereafter known as “VI Day.")  —  By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country …
Discussion: RIGHTWINGSPARKLE
George Packer / New Yorker:
AFTER KRISTOL … It's time for the newspaper to move on.  For Pinch Sulzberger and Andy Rosenthal to renew Kristol's one-year contract, in 2009, would be for the Times to reward failure—and look where that got Wall Street and General Motors.  It's not just that Kristol isn't another Safire …
Change.gov:
President-elect Obama promises “new chapter” on climate change  —  More than 600 climate change leaders from across the country and around the world convened in Los Angeles today for the opening sessions of the Global Climate Summit, a 2-day event arranged by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger …
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
In Surprise Speech, Obama Promises Global Leadership On Climate Change
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Beau Biden Will Not Accept Senate Appointment  —  Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden will not accept an appointment to the Senate to replace his father, according to knowledgeable state sources, a decision that scrambles the race to to replace the vice president-elect in the Senate next year.
Discussion: TIME.com
Anne Schroeder Mullins / Anne Schroeder's Blogs:
Bad blood for Musgrave  —  It's no surprise Rep. Marilyn Musgrave is taking her recent loss to Betsy Markey really, really hard.  —  Musgrave, a Republican who's been representing Colorado's 4th District since 2002, became part of the Republican Casualty List when she lost in a landslide …
Discussion: The New Republic
New York Post:
‘HARDBALL’ GUY DERAILS HILLARY  —  “HARDBALL” host Chris Matthews and the other “castratos” at MSNBC shouldn't hold their breath waiting for a Hillary Clinton interview.  —  Matthews, who once opined that men who supported Clinton were “castratos in the eunuch chorus,” …
Don Feder / GrasstopsUSA.com:
THE TRAGIC PREDICTABILITY OF THE JEWISH VOTE  —  Back in the 1980s, during the euphoria of the Reagan-era, Neo-cons like Norman Podhoretz and Irving Kristol predicted a seismic shift in Jewish voting patterns.  —  Once American Jews discovered that voting Republican was crucial for the survival …
Warner Todd Huston / NewsBusters.org:
LA Times Only Just Notices Obama Has Thin Resume?  —  Interestingly, Dan Morain of the L.A. Times has just discovered that Barack Obama has a pretty thin resume prior to being elevated to the presidency.  Between 1993 and '96, Obama, the much-ballyhooed “Constitutional scholar,” …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Joshua Kurlantzick / The New Republic:
Crash and Burn  —  How the global economic crisis could bring down the Chinese government  —  Normally, the Pearl River Delta, a manufacturing hub in southern China, whirs with the sound of commerce.  Alongside massive new highways, clusters of factories churn out toys, electronics …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Rob Portman on What Should Republicans Do  —  Rob Portman, former US Trade Representative and OMB Director under George W. Bush, shares his thoughts here. … Portman, who has played the Democrats' vice presidential nominee in mock debates for the last three election cycles …
Peter J. Parisi / Washington Times:
McCain owes GOP a second concession speech  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  As is customary on election night, Republican presidential nominee John McCain called his rival, Barack Obama, to concede defeat and graciously wish the Illinois Democrat well as he prepares to move into the White House in January.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Obama, Give That Man a Medal  —  Stephen Hadley offered the option of victory in Iraq.  —  I suppose it's possible that George W. Bush would award Stephen J. Hadley the Medal of Freedom.  Certainly the president's national security adviser has earned it, for work that made possible the success we are now seeing in Iraq.
Chris / TVNewser:
E.D. Hill To Leave Fox News Channel  —  Exclusive: TVNewser has learned veteran Fox News Channel anchor E.D. Hill will not be renewed when her current contract expires.  Hill, who has been with Fox News for more than 10 years, will continue with the network for the next few months until her current deal expires.
Discussion: Incertus and Think Progress
 
 
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David Montgomery / Washington Post:
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Romanette: Tony Mauro at Legal Times alerted people last week …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
It's Official: Lieberman Won
 Earlier Items: 
The Hill:
THE BIG QUESTION — Nov. 18
Discussion: Townhall.com
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
California Asks Court to Weigh Ban on Gay Marriage
Discussion: ACSBlog
Val Willingham / CNN:
Half of primary-care doctors in survey would leave medicine
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Marc Ambinder:
“If You Leak, You're Gone.”  —  Several Obama transition staffers …
Discussion: Don Surber
Paul Richter / Los Angeles Times:
Holbrooke lobbying to be secretary of State
Discussion: TIME.com
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
NEWSWEEK CONSIDERS ANTICHRIST TALK.... When bizarre …
Discussion: Shakesville and Philly.com
CNN:
104 retired officers against 'don't ask-don't tell'
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